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Grifalconi, Ann
As a girl and her grandfather walk to the family’s apple orchard, grandfather shares his experiences as a slave to explain how the apple orchard came to be. Her grandfather traveled north in pursuit of freedom and encountered members of the Underground Railroad who helped their family by providing food, shelter, and transportation. This allowed her grandfather, grandmother, and mother to cross the Ohio River and gain freedom, working until they had enough money to buy land and start their own apple orchard.

Avi,
This black and white picture book vividly portrays a historical time when immigrants set sail for America. They hope for better lives and dream of prosperity. This journey comes from the immigrant's perspective, in the form of a movie, where language is a not a barrier.

Albert, Richard
A lonely man plants a garden full of vegetables in the middle of the desert. A wide array of desert wildlife finds their way to his garden and watering hole. He wants to be friends with the animals and help them.

Williams, Vera B
A boy and his brother Sam take a canoe trip with their mother and aunt and engage in a variety of adventurous activities along the way.

Blance, Ellen // Cook, Ann
Monster and the little boy have too many pets. They try to build a house for all of them, but they need help. Lady monster and the little girl come to help and they all cooperate to build the animal house.

Ward, Leila
Johnny brings home a baby bear that eats everything and grows bigger and bigger. Johnny tries to take him back to the woods, but the bear keeps coming back. Finally, the bear finds a home in a zoo.

Craft, Ruth
Three young children bundle up for a walk on a winter day. On the way home, they find a discarded cold, knitted bear. They take him home, clean him up, dress him warmly, and give him a new home.

Griffith, Helen V.
When Janetta first visits her grandaddy's place in the country, she does not like the strange place. But in time, she learns that some things about the place are actually fun, including grandaddy himself.

Crane Johnson, Amy
An April shower frightens Cinnamon Bear, her new cub, and their woodland friends. Solomon Raven explains the importance of rain for animal and forest survival.

McKenzie, Tim A
Baxter Barret Brown loves to play his bass fiddle. He decides to take it with him wherever he goes and turn it into whatever he needs. However, he soon learns that when he changes the fiddle he can't play the music he loves and must change it back if he wants what really makes him happy.

Lindbergh, Reeve
When you get into your bed at night, there are many other creatures also getting into their beds called nests. Enjoy learning about the world we all share.

Horacek, Petr
As the bird flies, flaps, hops, pecks, and tugs; she fetches food. For the bird and her little ones, it is breakfast time.

Cannon, Janell
After being separated from Mother Bat, Stellaluna falls into a nest of baby birds. The family of birds adopt Stellaluna as one of their own, while Stellaluna does her best to eat bugs without making faces, sleep during the night, and stop hanging upside down. In the end, Stellaluna rejoins her mother.

Hadithi, Mwenye & Kennaway, Adrienne
Lazy lion orders everyone to build him a house, but he is not satisfied with it. When a big rain comes, all the other animals go into the house that was built for the lion to keep dry. This is why lions must roam the earth.

Wild, Margaret//Vivas, Julie
Miram and the women of the camp make toys for children from material scraps and buttons. They plan for a celebration when the soldiers come to free them from the German camp.

McLerran, Alice
Roxaboxen is a magical, little place where several friends build their own home and have their own shop on Main Street. Their children grow up but never forget Roxaboxen.

Miller, Edna
After losing his mate, Duck Duck teaches his two duckling children how to find food and detect enemies. As winter approaches and his ducklings fly south, Duck Duck finds a new home and attracts a new mate.

Tobias, Tobi
A young girl is involved in moving to a new house and town. She confides her feelings to her new stuffed bear, which makes her feel better.

Aiello, Barbara//Shulman, Jeffrey
Scott Whittaker recounts the events between Thanksgiving and Christmas in his diary. He starts a karate club at school and meets Bill Walters, a homeless man who was the quarterback of the local high school football team in 1967 The book ends with questions and answers about asthma.

Ginsburg, Mirra
A mushroom provides shelter during the rain for an ant, a butterfly, mouse, sparrow, and a rabbit.

Stevenson, James
Hubert and his family go on vacation to a beach. Hubert expects to play with other youngsters, but there are none. He never expects a grown-up could be fun too!

Waddell, Martin
A little girl experiences one of the most dramatic changes in her life. While going west to build a new home, she learns to cope with many different things. She regains hopes and dreams for her new home.

Luttrell, Ida
Ottie said mean things to his neighbors all day. One day he builds a glass house which allows his neighbors to meddle in his life. He then decides to be nice to them.

Goffstein, Brooke
Through photographs, a story is depicted of a lonely house. The house can bring protection to people when it is cared for and given attention as a home.

Ipcar, Dahlov
Animals are described in their natural homes and how they are able to hide from predators.

Heilbroner, Joan
While Jack takes a bath he does not realize what is going on downstairs.

Hellsing, Lennart//Strayer, Paul
The crow disobeys and flies into a farmer's yard to eat berries. The farmer catches him and sells the bird because he is so bad. The baker buys him and becomes frustrated too, so he sets the bird free. The crow goes back home to his family who missed him.

Lopshire, Robert
A spotted animal wants to live in the zoo. After demonstrating his colorful talents, the animal's friends decide that there is a better place for him to live.

Funakoshi, Kanna
A young man journeys home for Christmas. He remembers all the Christmas memories and that is why he is comming home.

Desimini, Lisa
A house is described and beautifully illustrated as it changes throughout a day and the seasons.

Shelby, Anne
A grandmother explains to her grandaughter the history of the house she lives in. She begins her story at the beginning when great-great-great-great grandpa built the house. She explains how they planted corn and cooked on a wood buring stove. The story ends with the way the house looks now.

Williams, David
A father wants to give his family the best life in the best places. Through all their moving and adventures, they realize there's nothing as wonderful as a family and a home.

Hoberman, Mary Ann
In a rhyme, this book describes many creatures and their houses. It depicts how the different homes are tailored for each creature.

Seuss, Dr.
By rhyming everyday objects with nonsense words, the character tells exactly what kind of house he lives in.

McPhail, David
Moony B. Finch is an excellent artist and everything he draws comes to life. When Moony draws an old-fashioned passenger train, the train gets held up by Wild Willie. Moony saves the day by drawing a picture of Wild Willie and erasing it. Moony then draws a picture of his house so he can return home.

Rylant, Cynthia
The daily activities of a child who lives in the mountains are shown with many simple pleasures and warmth.

Hest, Amy
Samantha and her grandma share a room because her grandma is sick. One night they decide to get up and have a midnight snack. They have sundaes and look through old pictures of her grandma and grandpa.

Udry, Janice May
Laura Linda was not happy with anything she had. She wished she had a perfect little girl to play with in her tree house and yellow house next door. Finally, a little boy moved in next door and invited her to play in his treehouse if he could swing on her tree.

Wood, Audrey
Grandma, child, dog, cat, and flea are all sleeping on top of each other in the Napping House. The flea bites the cat and a chain reaction begins. The whole house is awakened to see a beautiful day.

Fleischman, Paul
Wesley never really fits in at school. Even his parents think he is odd. One summer though, he creates his own civilization. Everyone develops a new respect for Wesley by the time he returns to school in the fall.

Trottier, Maxine
As a child, Emily watched her mother endure physical abuse. One night Emily's mom awakens her and she is only allowed to take her teddy bear. They go to a house with many mothers and children. All of them are watched over by a lady named Jane. Emily and her mother stay for awhile, then leave to move into their new apartment.

Goodall, John S.
This book traces the life of a castle from the twelfth to the twentieth century.

George, William T.
A day in the life of a box turtle. The turtle uses it's senses to be aware of danger, to find food, and to survive.

Marshall, James
Sam and Spider see big kids building a tree house and decide to do the same. Then Sam, Spider, and their other friend, Lolly, trade stories in the house.

Turner, Ann
A woman tells her grandchild about the hard times she and her husband had on the Dakota prairie. The first year was hard, but then the corn grew and they were able to build a house and buy dresses.

Wardlaw, Lee
A cat tells his story through a collection of Haiku poems. Starting from when he lived in a lonely cage at the shelter, the cat shares his adventures of traveling to a new place and finding a new home.

Lionni, Leo
A snail tells his father that he wants to have the biggest house in the world. His father tells him a story about a snail who said the same thing and his house got so big he could not move. The little snail realizes he is happy the way he is.

McKissack, Patricia C.
Monkey-Monkey needs help to build a new house. Hyena is the only one that offers a hand to help. But Hyena is always playing tricks. Just wait though. Monkey-Monkey has a trick of his own.

Wood, Audrey
A mother goes to market. While she is gone, a witch persuades her children to let her in the house. The witch turns the children into her supper, but the mother arrives home in time to save her children and chase the witch away.

MacDonald, Amy
Nobb, the spider, needs a place to set her egg but the sun, moon, and cloud don't want her around. Her only friend, Air, offers her a place but Air can't hold an egg so Nobb uses her net to catch the sun, moon, and cloud and uses pieces of them to create a home for her egg. When she had created the world the egg hatched and from it came all the creatures of the world.